I am a Massachusetts native and teaching artist. After getting my BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art, I began teaching and experimenting with a variety of media, including printmaking, fibers, and eventually, clay. Over the past 4 years, I have combined my love of drawing and painting with my developing skills making functional objects. I am a resident artist and take classes at The Clay School in Lynn, and teach for Boston Public Schools, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and Lesley University’s Illustration Department. I recently finished my Master’s in art education grades 5-12 at Lesley University.
The imagery in my work reflects my interest in mysticism, nature, and art history. I have studied the origins and repetition of symbolism used by artists and spiritualists, and am particularly interested in Medieval Catholic women mystics. I am also interested in botanical and anatomical illustration, animal symbolism, and the common house cat.
William Morris said, “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” I hope my work is both.